Portable chargers are becoming almost a necessity these days. Processors are becoming more powerful, screen size is growing and so are the background apps hogging on your mobile phone’s battery. Unfortunately, the device manufacturer’s aren’t laying emphasis on battery capacity which raises the need to carry a portable battery.
I have had a fair share of dealing with various portable charger brands, capacities, Pama Plug N Go Power Portable Charger is the latest I have tried. Courtesy MobileFun, I received a sample unit for testing purpose (though I ended up paying excise duty :|).
To start with, Pama Plug N Go charger offers a lot at an affordable price. It comes with 4000 mAh battery capacity, charging tips for almost all the mobile phone’s and pocketable size. However, raking in all these good things does come at a cost, the body casing of portable charger itself is poor. Made from visibly cheap plastic, body of charger is highly prone to scratches the minute you unpack the unit. It feels creaky.
The charger has a single USB out capable of supplying a maximum of 1000 mAh of current output and DC (IN) lead for charging the unit. Both sides have a button and slider respectively, pressing the button indicates the charge left in unit (show on front face of unit) and slider for turning on/off the charger. Nothing fancy to speak about.
Onto the unit’s performance, something which matters the most. Storing and delivering a charge of 4000 mAh is definitely a plus point. I own a Samsung Galaxy S II with extended battery of 2000 mAh, which means I should be able to charge my phone twice. 2 days without the need of wall socket! Yay to that 😉
My expectations were high but the performance wasn’t. After fully charging the unit, I was barely able to extract 1200 mAh of current when I started facing problems. It seemed as if the device was releasing current intermittently, my phone showed charging for 10 seconds and disconnected for 2 seconds and then again charging for 10 seconds. All this continued in a loop. I am not sure what caused this problem since there was still plenty of charge left in unit. Must be something to do with USB socket.
Anyhow, all in all, my experience using Pama Plug N Go Power Portable Charger wasn’t pleasant. I would certainly not recommend buying it. Yes, it provides a good amount of juice at affordable price but what’s the use of spending money on something which won’t work.
Pama Plug N Go Power Portable Charger is available for $50 (approx.) and can be purchased directly from MobileFun.co.uk online portable:
Note: I have been told specifically that Pama Plug N Go Power Portable Charger acts as a Kindle charger as well. It is capable of charging Amazon Kindle Fire too. Since I don’t own a kindle, I wasn’t able to verify the same.